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Description

Ion Fury is a prequel to Bombshell. Shelly "Bombshell" Harrison, a bomb disposal expert working for the Global Defense Force (GDF), returns as the game's protagonist, fighting against the cybernetic forces of Dr. Jadus Heskel.

The game is built in a modified version of the EDuke32 source port of the famed Build engine that powered Duke Nukem 3D, Shadow Warrior, and Blood, which brings modern additions to an otherwise quite old-school experience, such as high resolution support, higher-quality textures, and autosaves running alongside regular manual game saving options, while retaining the bulk of the gameplay from these titles.

On 28 February 2018, the Preview Campaign was released, having but one short episode that ends in a boss fight. Shelly has four weapons available to her, with her signature three-barreled revolver and homing bombs first seen in Bombshell also making a return. The game prides itself in the level of interactivity with the environment, and rewards exploration and uncovering secrets, some of which bring bonuses like health, armour and/or ammo pickups.

Screenshots

Ion Fury Linux Paintings often make references to other classic FPS games.
Ion Fury Linux About to sneak upon an enemy. A good chance to use the Electrifryer (the stun baton).
Ion Fury Windows This opponent has a shotgun and can lob grenades.
Ion Fury Windows Dual wield against some flying enemies.

Promo Images

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Trailer


Alternate Titles

  • "The Washington Project" -- working title
  • "Ion Maiden" -- Early Access release title
  • "IF" -- Common abbreviation

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User Reviews

Classic as a sausage in bread and a pair of Moccasins. Linux Ian McLean (23)

Critic Reviews

BonusStage.co.uk Nintendo Switch May 13, 2020 9 out of 10 90
Game Informer Magazine Windows Aug 14, 2019 9 out of 10 90
The Games Machine (Italy) Windows Aug 14, 2019 8.5 out of 10 85
Way Too Many Games Windows Aug 14, 2019 8 out of 10 80
Way Too Many Games Nintendo Switch May 27, 2020 8 out of 10 80
KeenGamer PlayStation 4 May 13, 2020 8 out of 10 80
PC Gamer Windows Aug 14, 2019 77 out of 100 77
Meristation Windows Aug 26, 2019 7.5 out of 10 75
Rock, Paper, Shotgun Windows Aug 14, 2019 Unscored Unscored
Gameplay (Benelux) Xbox One Jun 19, 2020 Unscored Unscored

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Trivia

Lawsuit

3D Realms was sued over the games original title Ion Maiden by the band Iron Maiden. Iron Maiden claimed trademark infringement over the name of the game and its logo being extremely similar to theirs.

Awards

  • IndieDB
    • 2019 – Indie of the Year: Player's Choice – #1

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